And we're off...
We are all very excited and really looking forward to getting there.
In Year One, we all take part in Read Write Inc from 9:00 to 10:00. In this time we learn our sounds, letters, how to decode and read words and how to spell them. We also learn how to write sentences using finger spaces, full stops and capital letters and as we get better with our writing we then make our sentences more interesting using 'power words'. To help your children I have included a video which shows you how the graphemes are pronounced.
Learn how to pronounce pure sounds from Set 1 Sounds through to Set 3 with 5 year-old Sylvie. This is how the sounds for each grapheme are pronounced.
We also teach English in our topic work in the afternoon. We take the skills we learn in Read Write Inc and use them in our writing. We all take care that we use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.
From 10:00 to 11:00 we, as a school, do our maths lesson. Within this we learn number and shape, space and measure. This includes how we write our numbers, place value, addition and subtraction, shapes and how to measure things. The children learn though mainly practical activities at the begining of the week and then record what we have learnt towards the end of the week.
All throughout the year we are learning how to count in 2's, 5's and 10's and as the year progresses we have been learning our 2, 5, and 10 times tables with 'Percy Parker'.
All throughout the year we base our learning around different topics. We started the year learning about ourselves in the topic 'All About Me'. After looking at ourselves we moved on to the topic of Safari. This is when we went on our Colchester Zoo trip.
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